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tHE FRANKLIN PRESS AND THE HIGHLANDS MACONIAN
THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1939
Published every Thursday Jy The Franklin Press
At Franklin, North Carolina
1 Telephone No. 24
VOL. LI V - Number 23
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O come, let us sing unto the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to
the rock of our salvation . . . in his hand are the deep places of the
earth; the strength of the hills is his also. Psalms 95:1, 3.
Get people to singing together and there's no need for a policeman.
Get nations to doing the same thing and there's no need for navies
and big guns. Homer Rodeheavcr.
Congratulations to Thomas Porter
TPHE people of Franklin and . those of the county
served by this post office are gratified that
Thomas W. Porter has been appointed postmaster
for another term. Service to the public in, the new
post office building under Mr. Porter's adminis
tration has steadily increased in efficiency, the staff
constantly striving to give patrons prompt and
courteous service. The past year showed the great
est, volume of business ever reported, which is an
index to the growth of the community. Mr. Porter's
friends wish for him many years of useful service
in his office.
There's No Place Like Home"
"An old adage goes that 'you can get folks out
of North Carolina but you can't get North Caro
lina out of folks'."
This from J. M. Raby's letter printed in another
column aptly illustrates Dr. Odum's observation'
quoted in last week's paper concerning the emigra
tion of Southerners to other parts of the country.
Many natives of Macon county have sought
homes and fortunes in the west and most of them
keep in close touch with their old home through
the county newspaper. The Franklin Press has sub
scribers to their "home paper" in all of the west
ern states, many of them continuing this contact
in spite of long years of absence. Throughv letters
like this one from Mr. Raby, there is evidenced the
abiding affection of North Carolina's pioneers who.
have contributed to the upbuilding of younger
states, and who value those things of the spirit
that they carried with them. Indeed, it is often
necessary to go a long way from home to properly
appreciate one's, inheritance. '
Which all goes to show that since the President
turned the limelight on the South so adroitly by
his famous "No: 1 economic problem" remark, the
resultant publicity has stirred up a lot of interest
in .just what the South has and is contributing to
the nation. One of the findings of recent research
is that the contribution is widely distributed. We
hope that this is, and will Continue to be, all to the
Tamassee D. A. R. School
Many of Macon county's young people have re
ceived training at the excellent Tamassee school
just across the border in South Carolina. Supported
by the national Daughters of the American Revolu
tion, the school stands as one of the' most construc
tive accomplishments of that organization. The
young men and women who have, enjoyed the
school's advantages are the best exemplars of its
We quote the following from an editorial in the
Walhalla (S. C.) Koewee Courier:
"These graduates have received schooling which
places emphasis on the practical form of training.
Boys have learned dairying, farming, shop, and re
lated activities. Girls have been taught crafts and
the art of successful homemaking. All have lived in
an atmosphere which can best be characterized by
the statement, live-at-home policy.
As Congressman Butler B. Hare puts it: "There
is no class of high school graduates in South Car-
olina that has received an education that has great
er approval of God. In addition to receiving prac
tical training you have learned to conduct yourself
. prdperly in relation to self, fellow man, society,
state, church, and nation."
Nation Honors Will Rogers
Will Rogers "a man who endeared himself to
the world by being himself" has been honored by .
his state of Oklahoma in a manner befitting his
unique greatness. On Tuesday a bronze statue was
unveiled in the rotunda of the Capitol in Washing
ton where the cowboy-humorist will stand with
other great Americans in that Hall of Fame.
The statue is described as standing midway be
tween the marble likenesses of George Washington
and Alexander Hamilton, and showing Rogers in
a characteristic pose hands in his pockets, eyes
squinting, looking kindly on a world in which
there was no human being he disliked.
The Associated Press reports that. Oklahoma thus
becomes the first state to have statues in the Cap
itol of two men whose blood was that of the original
Americans. The first statue was that of Sequoyah,
the Cherokee chief who invented the Cherokee al
phabet. Will Rogers was one-fourth Cherokee his
American Indian forebears went to Indian Territory
from Cherokee county, North Carolina and it is
said of him that his Cherokee blood was the one
thing in his life of which he seriously boasted.
As the World
A brief survey of cur
rent events in state,
nation and abroad
the facts boiled down
to a few pithy lines.
British Submarine Tragedy
The sinking of the British sub
marine Thetis off Birkenhead in
the Irish Sea with 99 of the 103
on board is the greatest underseas
disaster on record. The four sur
vivors came to the surface in the
safety "lung" supplying oxygen, Jaut
the others were suffocated by
chlorine gas. The British govern
ment has ordered full public in
Tri-Power Treaty Not Yet
Great Britain and France on
Tuesday drafted a new compromise
formula designed to satisfy Mos
cow's demands and bring Soviet
Russia into a tri-power military
alliance with them.
Refute Leave To Foreigner
Allegedly for retaliation for the
action of two American gunboats
carrying Russian embassy officials
and other neutrals to Shanghai,
the Japanese army has refused to
allow neutrals to leave 'the Japa
nese-occupied city of Hankow.
Duchess Of Kent Fired On
The Duchess of Kent, wife of
King George's brother, was fired
on with a sawed-off shotgun last
Monday while leaving her home
in Belgrave Square, London. She
was unhurt. A middle aged cyclist
was arrested, and Scotland Yard
is investigating the incident.
British Sovereigns in U. S. A.
King George V and Queen Eliz
abeth are today guests at the
White House the first British
sovereigns to rest under the roof
in its 139-year-old career. A state
dinner, a luncheon, a British Em
bassy reception and a trip on the
U. S. S. Potomac to . Mount Ver
non are functions arranged for
their two days' stay."
Refused Haven In Cuba
Cuba has again refused to allow
907 despairing Jewish refugees
aboard the German liner, St. Louis
a temporary haven on the Isle of
Pines or to land in Cuba. Cuban
authorities held that the refugees
did not have proper landing papers.
Hughe. Ill With Ulcer
Chief Justice Charles Evans
Hughes is ill with a duo-denal
ulcer an official bulletin stated on
Saturday. The statement added that
"there is no reason to doubt his
full recovery." The chief justice is
President Postpones Trip To N. C.
President Roosevelt has oostoon-
ed his trip to Western North Caro-
ma to dedicate the Great Smoky
Mountains' National Park until
matters of importance are .settled
by Congress. He proposes to make
this his first stop on a trip to the
Hoover Praises -Great Smokies
Former President Herbert Hoov
er, passing through Asheville Sun
day, highly praised the Great
Smoky Mountains. National Park
and Blue Ridge parkway, but re
fused to discuss politics.
During the past week the defi
nite candidacy for the Democratic
presidential nomination of Vice
President Garner and Secretary of
Agriculture Wallace has been an
nounced. The latter announces he
will not be in the running if
Rbosevelt seeks a third term.
Prompt confirmation is expected
of President Roosevelt's appoint
ment of Admiral Wm. D. Leahy
as governor of Puerto Rico to
succeed Major General Blanton
Winship, -governorship to be taken
over September 1.
J. M. RABY WRITES
FROM WASHINGTON STATE
Editor Franklin Press: Allow
me .space in your paper to say a
few words about the state of
This is a great country adapted
to fruits, berries and grass. It is
the greatest grass country I have
ever seen, , but it takes more grass
here for the stock than in West-
tern North Carolina because it
grows so fast and contains more
water or sap.
There is much dairying. I had
the privilege of going with a milk
truck driver on his round one whole
day, and he collected 136 teh-gal-lon
cans, He told me they only
paid two cents per quart, and 1
asked him if that was not cheap.
He said it was, but that they
could make a little on it at that
I attended one of the Tarheel
picnics on Sunday, May 28, and
sure hd a swell time. It's just fine
to see those: Tarheels meet each
other, possibly for ' the first time
since leaving North Carolina. They
play their games, have bands of
singers and small instrument play
ers. There is a, band of young
players from Hamilton known as
the Hamilton Tarheels, who have
been playing on the air from Bell
ingham and other places.
It seems that our North Caro
lina friends are taking a leading
part in most of the things that
pertain to 'the 'building up of this
country. Some of the mast impor
tant positions are filled by Tarheels.
An i old adage goes that "You
get folks out of North Carolina
but! you can't get North Carolina
out of the folks," and the all-day
singings and conventions here are
just like they are in Western North
Business has been quiet here, for
the! past month, but is showing
some improvement. Most of the old
hands have jobs but there is not
much , show for new ones. I would
not advise young or old men who
are located in North Carolina to
make a change to this country at
Enclosed you will find a copy
of my song written for the Tarheel
picnic on May 28. .
Wishing The' Press and its read
ers happy and prosperous days, I
J. M. RABY,
Sedro Wooley, Wash.
TAR HEEL MEMORIES
(Music Battle Hymn of the
1. '" v ,
The North Carolina picnic has been
called today you ,s,ee,'
x j ttitut ait uui it v
such as you and me;
Let's not forget the God who kept
us along the way,
As time goes marching on.
Don't forget . old North Carolina,
Dad and Mom in North Caro
lina ; :
All our friends in North Carolina,
As time goes marching on.
As we stand here on this Lord's
day and look back o'er the
To when we left our Mom and
Dad their eyes were filled with
We promised them we would rec
tum for them, to have no fears,
If time goes marching on.
Since back in 1900 old Tar Heel
has done it's best,
We rardly think that she's out
done by any State out West;
With education, health, religion,
highways, farming too,
Tar Heel keeps marching on.
When some Tar Heels come to
Washington they seem to love
They stop at Hamilton, Darrington,
Lyman and also -Sedro Wooley;
And others having different views.
continue on to go,
To Seattle, Everett and Monroe.
When we begin to write a poem
or just a little song,
We find it very hard to do with
out a right smart wrong;
And some one criticising it says :
wrong, yes quite a bit.
But we just keep writing on.
Hail, Hail to North Carolina, Hail,
Hail the State of Washington;
Hail, Hail to all our nation,
And let's all go marching on.
Written by J. M. Raby
May 23, 1939.
Making Hay Is Easy
THE OLIVER CLIP-CT7T Mnwrn to
the first all-Durnose Miniver. Th
CUp-Cnt action Is so efficient tn all
crone that the nnimii uumui
braced Clip-Cup guards work in any-
uuk or on anyuiing that can he
machine-mowed.' immAm on
bean dont bother them, nor does
atony Mil. And this mower Is a laugh
iwr me norse, tor it's the Urates
ra newer on the market.
(Tills SULKY DUMP BAKE Is boUt
for hard usare. ita brldire-truBUMi
frame nreventa turln saJ tariatin
It damps the hay the Instant that
nressure is applied te the dump
Elat Then the teeth drop lmmedl
1t. eo there la ma nnrkd atrin
Bext to the windrow. There are three
Munerent mown" positions of
teeth and few different "p
SZXtVICE and PARTS
Franklin, fi. C.